Rotterdam is one of our favorite destination when it comes to architecture. We returned to visit this city in October 2017 and the city surprised us again with its ability to change and adapt.
In 2016, “Timmerhuis”, a work by Rem Koolhaas and the OMA study, was inaugurated.
This is a new building for the municipal council that houses municipal services, offices and residential units. Its integration with the neighboring buildings in brick is surprising.
“De Rotterdam” was created in 2013 by the same study, a project transforming the skyline of the port city into a kind of city inside the city consisting of three connected towers.
One of the last architectural buildings that joined the city in 2014 is the Markthal of local architects MVRDV. It’s a huge enclosed space surrounded by an arched building.The shape , the colorful interior with the flowery dome and its height make it a curious building. This new urban typology, hybrid between the market and the residential building, deserves a visit and, moreover, you can stop to eat in one of its stands.
But we can’t forget the classics. The Kubuswoning, or cubic houses, are a set of innovative houses created by the architect Piet Blom in 1984. There is a house that can be visited and some of them also house hostels, the Stayokay, with around 50 rooms, all different. So, as you know, If you want to sleep in a cube now, you can do it
Rotterdam is all that … and much more.
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Pictures Marta Vélez